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What Is Race & Case?

  • It is a business ethics case competition and ski/snowboard challenge.
  • It is unique to the Daniels College of Business as no other business school combines a case challenge with a NASTAR race.
  • Provides a unique real-world setting where students apply critical thinking and new approaches to ethical decision making and behavior.
  • Graduate business school programs are invited to bring teams of four students. Team requirements are at least one female. 
  • All team members must present during the case competition. Team members that do not participate in the ski/snowboard race will be given a default time.

Why Is It Important/What’s In It for Me?

  • It’s a great résumé builder and it is fun!
  • Students compete against other business schools for the Daniels Cup.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • No registration fee is required for Daniels student teams. The following cost information is for national student teams:
    • Registration fee: $3,500 with a $500 deposit applied toward total registration fee.
    • Cost includes hotels, chartered transportation to DIA and competition sites, lift tickets, race fees, most meals and the awards banquet.
    • Airfare, ski rental and transportation on Thursday from the airport to Denver not included ( a limited number of flight vouchers are available to national teams through Southwest Airlines on a first-come, first-served basis).

How Do I Prepare for the Case?

  • Each team is given the same case with which to prepare a presentation. Your team will meet to discuss the case and prepare a recommendation for the judges.
  • For additional assistance, speak with professors at your college and professionals in related industries.

What’s This “Race” Part?

  • Skiers and snowboarders are welcomed to compete on a downhill race course in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
  • Handicaps are based on the NASTAR scoring system.

Team Requirements

  • Each team consists of four students with at least one female. All team members must participate in the case competition.

Case Competition Highlights

  • Focuses on managerial ethics in a corporate environment.
  • Delivered to teams three weeks prior to the competition date.
  • Presentation length will not exceed 15 minutes (time limit will be strictly enforced).
  • Presentation is followed by 10 minutes of Q&A (time limit will be strictly enforced).

Ski Competition Highlights

  • Held on official NASTAR course.
  • Team ski score is combined time total of two fastest women and two fastest men.
  • Each participant may ski a maximum of three runs.
  • Any team not composed of at least two females and two males must accept a default time for each missing member.

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Submit your application for the Race & Case National Competition. Application deadline is December 1.

Program Fees: $3,000 includes some transportation, all lodging, meals and ski passes. Airline vouchers available on a first-come-first serve basis. Inquire for more details.

For more information, contact csherrod@du.edu or 303.871.3048.

For more information, contact Cody Sherrod at csherrod@du.edu or 303.871.3048.